The last time Eminem had his hands in a battle rap feature, the movie ended up winning an Oscar for Best Original Song. 8 Mile was a surprise hit, bringing in nearly $250 million at the box office.
That was 16 years ago, though. We’re in 2018 now, and Eminem is hoping to find similar success with a little flicked titled Bodied.
Eminem doesn’t star in this movie, but he is an executive producer. The movie follows a white kid named Adam. He’s a progressive grad student who finds success (and outrage) when his interest in battle rap becomes an obsession.
A few critics have watched early screenings of this movie, and surprisingly, they have mostly positive things to say. We say surprisingly because this is a YouTube Original movie, and most every “original” program YouTube releases is sh*t.
The trailer does look pretty entertaining. I’ll probably give the film a watch. It’ll hit select theaters November 2, 2018, and then it’ll be released on YouTube a short time later.